Saturday, January 28, 2012

You Can Raise Chickens in Your Backyard ~ Getting Started

Raising Chickens has been one of the most enjoyable and rewarding ventures I have ever undertaken! If you are getting ready to 'take the plunge' into having your own brood, get ready to watch, cock your head sideways, and just laugh as they are stand up comics of sorts. My recommendation is that you check on your local ordinances and be sure you can have them in your location and if all is 'a go' - start with chicks from a reputable Breeder who sexes and vaccinates them, giving you and them a jump start on their success. If you have never kept chickens before, your next few months will be full of surprises. Watching chicks discover, relate, grow, eat, explore and just act like siblings could be the next great reality show! (Hey, it worked for Meerkats!) Anyone who has raised them closely would agree, they each develop their own personality!  Read complete article